20 February 2012

…you know someone put him there.”

"If you see a turtle on a fencepost...

Handmade Turtle

Handmade Turtle

This is a handmade turtle. Breezy created it using reference photos of Painted turtles, foil, paper maché, gesso, and acrylic paint.

Handmade Turtle

The main purpose of the turtle was to be a prop for a talk Dad gave at work, focusing on the sovereignty of God and His Providential hand. “If you see a turtle on a fencepost, you know someone put him there”, was the concluding remark as he placed the handmade turtle on a fencepost.

Handmade Turtle

Handmade Turtle

Now we get to have Mr. Turtle stick around longer than any of our previous wild “pet” turtles who needed to find new homes… he currently sits atop one of our bookshelves. (And, as much as I like turtles, when I forget he’s up there – or find him somewhere else – he takes me by surprise.)

  1. 20 Responses to ““If you see a turtle on a fencepost…”

  2. Hope on Feb 20, 2012 said:

    Wow, I really thought it was a real turtle up until I finished the last sentence of this post! It looks so real, I was thinking… “You can’t paint a turtle’s shell it will kill it!” haha.

    Very neat, and such a thought provoking statement, too.

  3. Miss Rachel P. on Feb 20, 2012 said:

    Oh my goodness!! :D Breezy, my dear you are so creative and talented! I thought it truly was a *REAL* turtle!!! :D ;) {Emily Rose, my, your photography skills as well…lovely!}Thank you for sharing this lovely little creation. :) Such a sweet little turtle. ;) Hehe.

    Blessings ladies!

  4. Kathryn Grace on Feb 20, 2012 said:

    That looks so real… I thought she painted a live turtle. :-) Nice job, Breezy!

  5. Alannah Renee on Feb 20, 2012 said:

    I am always blown away by Breezy’s creativity. It’s such a gift!

  6. Rhonda on Feb 20, 2012 said:

    Wow!! That looks so real–great job, gals, on the creation and photographing of “Mr. Turtle.”

  7. Miu on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    It looks really good!
    At first glance I wasn’t sure if it is real or not!

  8. louellen lawson on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    Wpw Bre O tjpigjt ot was REA:/ Now, if my fingers were on the right keys…..that would read..Wow Bre, I thought it was REAL!

    So cute! You know EVERYONE is gonna want one! I am part of EVERYONE. :)

  9. Dolly Madison on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    That’s amazingly realistic. I love turtles. :D You might have a business on your hands (unless of course it’s too time consuming to be worth it….)

  10. Jacinda @ Growing Home on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    Unbelievably realistic! You ladies have such talent!

  11. Kezia on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    Cute! Breezy is so talented! And of course you are as well – I am in awe of your photography!

  12. Heather :) :) :) on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    That’s a fabulous turtle.It looks so very lifelike!!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  13. Brittany on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    Wow! That is really neat! I seriously thought it was real! You two girls are both very gifted!

  14. Miss Antoinette on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    Oh my goodness he is adorable! I just love turtles, and your sis did a wonderful job! :)

    Praying all is well with you and your family and know that we are praying for y’all! *hugs*

    Blessings in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

  15. hannah love on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    hehehe wow i thought it was a real turtle!! beautiful :)

  16. Vio on Feb 21, 2012 said:

    that is beyond amazing, emily! please tell breezy it’s gorgeous. he would scare the life out of me if I saw him sitting on my shelf =)

  17. Joseph on Feb 22, 2012 said:

    Wow, great job! I though you would enjoy this if you haven’t already seen it. :)


  18. Bethany on Feb 22, 2012 said:

    Oh my, I am so impressed, Breezy! You did a marvelous job. When I first pulled up the post I thought it was real! God has given you an amazing talent!

  19. Rebecca LouEllyn on Feb 25, 2012 said:

    Beautiful job, dear Breezy! It is so encouraging that you honor the LORD with your talent!

  20. Tulip on Feb 25, 2012 said:

    What a cute turtle! Breezy did a marvelous job! I thought it was real when I saw the first picture. :)

  21. Melissa Scott on Mar 1, 2012 said:

    This is such a gorgeous turtle!! I would love to make one! Just wanted to let you know I have been on here for 5 minutes and your site has already inspired me. Have a beautiful day in JESUS!!!

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